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Achilles 1 month 3 days ago #1

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Currently building 1/72 Achilles, any info that I haven't managed to gather would be welcomed, Information and plans are scarce but I did find a great Polish book on the Leander class light Cruisers. Have slowly pinned down some of the differences as above the hull nearly every one was different!!!!!



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Achilles 1 month 3 days ago #2

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Welcome aboard. That is an ambitious project, but looking good so far. Whose Walrus did you use?

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Achilles 1 month 3 days ago #3

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Thanks, Yes hence Silly Boy!!!, Airfix a wreck that I pulled apart sanded excess glue added a few bits of detail and rigging along with all new struts. Would have been easier to start from new but couldn't find one at the time and was given this one. everything else scratch built but I have some 3D printed stuff to go on that will look very nice.

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Achilles 1 month 3 days ago #4

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Welcome aboard Chris....that is quite a project, but one I know with your closeness to the topic you will do a wonderful job with:cheer:

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Achilles 1 month 2 days ago #5

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If my maths are correct over 2.3 m long :woohoo: And I thought I was crazy doing a 1/35th Garratt locomotive. I bow to your ambition and perseverance.

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Achilles 1 month 2 days ago #6

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So, uh WOW. That is a biggie. Welcome aboard mate and best of luck with the build.

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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.

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Looks real good ...I hope your keep us posted with updates.
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Achilles 1 month 2 days ago #9

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Welcome to KM from AUstralia. That’s great work so far. That’s a big ship. The big scale stuff is the best!! Not that I’m biased or anything.

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Achilles 1 month 2 days ago #10

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Welcome to the site.
As the others have said that's one big model, it's not a kitset is it? Is it some kind of resin shell or have you made it all yourself?
It looks very sharp.

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Achilles 1 month 2 days ago #11

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Thank you all for the welcome, Hull is 50 mm goldfoam, layered, I have a sign writing business, so drafted the plan forms and sent them to a company in ChCh that cut the basic shape for me. Glued together and the side view was cut with hot wire. After shaping I used polyester resin to seal it and then good ol' builders bog to give it a bit of strength and find any misshapen bits, which, with the way I do things would almost be a guarantee. The hull is then clad in .7mm PVC sheeting from the waterline up as is the deck. All superstructure etc is made from 1 mm PVC sheet ( I get this from a supplier in 900 x 1200 mm sheets for nix ). Automotive spray primer and lots of sanding. spotlight towers PVC and evergreen L and I beam etc. My Dad was a Chief Stoker on Achilles, from just after River Plate, to Guadal Canal where they were bombed, Transferred to Gambia after she suffered a gas explosion during re fit, and later back to Achilles toward end WW2. Plan to paint her in the one and short lived camouflage scheme. Just Grey doesn't really wind me up!!!!
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Achilles 1 month 2 days ago #12

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This so cool. Watching the progress with interest.

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Achilles 1 month 1 day ago #13

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Super to see such an ambitious and cool project

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Achilles 1 week 6 days ago #14

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Progress on Achilles, around the Bridge area, and hull painted from waterline down, next step here to add reinforcing around anchor exit. Finally figured out the layout fro the aft part of the bridge but not the main layout in the forward part. Made two paravanes and have temporarily mounted them off the bridge in line with where drawings show them, mounts I have fudged up some but now wondering if they are actually placed on mounts off the deck? I constantly go over images I have in different area's and in some you don't see little items that will make a huge difference to the end product e.g. the vane mounts at front of bridge holding the "splash"? guard.
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Achilles 1 week 6 days ago #15

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Settled on design and layout of Catapult and a recent find of another similar tends to support my layout. Anchor deck painted with deck plate pattern in place, now just remaining fittings to add. Have 3D printed Vickers Quad .5's coming along with Mk 5 4" deck guns and Mk 21 torpedo tubes. But these and the watertight doors and square port windows are the only items that I will have fabricated. There is a point where it ceases to be scratch built otherwise, and the monotony of repeatedly constructing these items to a decent standard would send me nuts!!
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Achilles 1 week 5 days ago #16

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Nice stuff Chris. Looking like things are coming along nicely.


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Thanks Getting there, a bit rip #### and bust but as I said to some one else filler and paint hide a multitude of sins!

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